Punjab

Appeared before NAB despite ‘malicious’ notice in Ashiana case: CM Shehbaz

Punjab chief minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif has said on Monday that he appeared before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Ashiana Housing Scheme case for the supremacy of the law despite ill-moved legal notice.
The chief minister addressed a press conference following his NAB appearance during which he said that answers to three questions were sought of him which he replied to in detail during an hour and a half long visit.
CM Shehbaz said that he appeared before the bureau for supremacy of the law. He said that his summoning to NAB office showed nothing but ill-motives.
He complained that notice served to him by the accountability bureau was misused to defame him on the media. He said that he oversees all provincial affairs being the chief minister and it is the responsibility of the provincial government to deliver to the people.
Ashiana Housing Scheme was a project for the impoverished of Punjab, he added.
Punjab CM rhetorically asked if attempting to save people s money by providing them inexpensive facilities was a crime that he committed. He vowed to cross limits a thousand times for the welfare of the people.
He said that agreement concerning Chaudhry Latif was violated by PLDC. He also claimed that houses were allotted purely on merit in the scheme.